As I dictate the original words of this post into my digital recorder (for which I will edit later) I am sitting in traffic headed into Pittsburgh for a daylong series of continuing education classes hosted by AIA Pittsburgh. I am passing the time. Continue reading “careful what you wish for”
Recent personal events coupled with the loss of a well-known, hard to be ignored architect have made me ponder what I call worlds of architecture. These are the worlds of what could be, what should be and what are. Continue reading “worlds of architecture”
Disclaimer: Architectural Historians beware, I make sweeping generalizations and reference a limited portion of world architecture here to make a larger point.
For centuries, if not millennia, architects, master builders, kings and rulers have created large public works and other works of architecture that we would categorize under a particular style. Continue reading “what are the rules?”
I’m an architect and by definition that means that I believe in the better when it comes to our built environment and quite frankly in all aspects of our lives. This has to extend not only in the what, but how we discuss, practice and portray architecture. Sometimes, we let our frustrations show in an unpleasant manner.
Continue reading “better side of green”
I need to share some thoughts about the state of green – honestly and freely. …keep reading
How do you define architecture? What is it? What isn’t it? What distinguishes it from mere buildings?
I was reminded last week through a local newspaper article about a sense of absolutes (i.e. my way or the highway) when it comes to new development projects in architecture. For someone who believes in absolutes, I try to find balance when it comes to my position on most issues.